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Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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What a gem in Pasadena

Pasadena is so fortunate to have such a wonderful museum! I haven't been there in decades and was... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Sue S
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Amazing

Definitely world-class! Although I do live here, I visit the Norton Simon on a regular basis for... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Erudite_journey
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South Pasadena, California
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The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museum’s collections.
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“sculpture garden” (141 reviews)
“van gogh” (91 reviews)
“european art” (37 reviews)
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411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Pasadena is so fortunate to have such a wonderful museum! I haven't been there in decades and was totally impressed with the size and scope of the collections there. You couldn't possibly enjoy it all in one day.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely world-class! Although I do live here, I visit the Norton Simon on a regular basis for their permit exhibits as well as the traveling one!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I had never heard of this museum until I spotted it on TripAdvisor two weeks ago. I'm so happy I did because it ended up being my favorite museum in LA. The H shape of the museum is very manageable and easy to get around...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

One of the most enjoyable galleries in North America. An open design that is inviting, has parking out front, a beautiful sculpture garden at the back, and a small coffee shop in the garden. The gallery shows art from hundreds of years and from many...More

1  Thank Bruno S
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Not a large collection, but what gems! In two hours you can easily see the best of French 18th and 19th-century painting, some Italian and Dutch and Netherlandish paintings not see in the U.S otherwise. The Hans Memling Christ Giving His Blessing from 1478 is...More

1  Thank Rolf A
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

A wonderful venue for an extensive collection of art by great painters and sculptors. Highly recommend an audio guide for only $3. The explanations cover most of the paintings and discuss techniques that set the artists apart. The Van Goghs are particularly interesting but also...More

1  Thank canuck22SanFrancisco
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

My art history teacher in San Diego recommended this museum and we are so glad we visited it on “Art Night” in Pasadena. They have an amazing collection of 14th century sculptures and great artwork, as well, including paintings by Diego Rivera, Picasso and Monet....More

Thank travelingCAgal
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Impressive collection of world-renowned artistic pieces. Absolutely worth the visit to this intimate museum for up-close and personal exposure to some of the greats!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I am not an art lover, but I have out-of-town company who likes to do them all in L.A. on each trip. He says the Norton Simon is the best of them all! Free parking. In the auditorium they show a film on the life...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

If you come to So.California for a short visit, make a visit to this museum on the top of your list. The collection is not in quantity, but of the top quality. Go done to the lower level and you will be so impressed by...More

2  Thank joycesin
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Bledsoe2Bledsoe2
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Response from love2travel1211 | Reviewed this property |
When I visited Norton Simon Museum last Sunday (2/4/18), the price had increased to $15 adult, $12 senior.
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johnpro3_123
18 March 2016|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
Monday - 12 pm - 5 pm Tuesday - Closed Wednesday 12 pm - 5 pm Thursday 12 pm - 5 pm Friday 11 am - 8 pm Saturday 11 am - 8 pm Sunday 11 am - 8 pm
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ElectricGramma
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Response from Stuart L | Reviewed this property |
Also - don't miss the Huntington Gardens and museums just down the road
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